Overview of assembly orders

Assembly orders, also considered “production orders,” are used to build assemblies using existing (or incoming) component stock.

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An assembly is a product made up of other products. They are produced from component variants before they can be placed into stock and made available for sale.

Assembly orders are the mechanism used to produce assemblies. This article will provide you with overview of how to create and manage your assembly orders in Inventory Planner.

Note: Assembly orders are a subset of Inventory Planner's bundles and assemblies planning functionality. Learn more about how bundles and assemblies work together to recommend what to produce (assembly orders) and what to order from vendors (purchase orders) here.

Configuring assemblies

Assemblies must be configured before they can be produced. Learn more about configuring assemblies here.

Assembly schedule report

The assembly schedule report gives you an overview of your production needs over the next few weeks. It's a useful tool to use when planning your assembly orders.

The assembly schedule report can be accessed from the “Reports” tab on the left-hand side menu.

Assemblies replenishment

For assemblies, Inventory Planner:

  1. Generates forecasts and replenishment recommendations for assemblies (produced goods), then

  2. Allocates component variant stock to meet the forecasted demand of assemblies.

Creating assembly orders

Once you've configured your assemblies and determined the quantities to assemble, you can create your assembly order.

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